Details have been released of the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA, the brand’s second all-electric SUV that will slot underneath the EQC.
Launching as the EQA250, power will come from a front-mounted electric motor producing 140kW of power and 375Nm of torque.
According to the WLTP cycle, when the 66.5kWh battery pack is charged a driving range of 426km is possible. Mercedes says future variants will offer over 500km of range.
The battery can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes at a DC roadside charger, while the home wallbox can replenish the battery in 5 hours and 45 minutes.
In terms of performance, the EQA250 can sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 160km/h.
The EQA will use the new Navigation with Electric Intelligence feature which is supposed to calculate the fastest route taking into consideration charging times. It should therefore make allowances for necessary recharging stops. Topography and weather are also factored into the equation.
Mercedes has also employed technology which will take waste heat from the electric powertrain and use it to heat the passenger compartment to improve efficiency and reduce battery consumption.
Pre-entry climate control is also possible controlled via the MBUX infotainment system or Mercedes me App.
In Europe, standard kit includes LED headlamps with adaptive high beam, an electronic tailgate, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, ambient lighting with 64 colours, seats with four-way adjustable lumbar support, a reversing camera and a multifunction sports steering wheel.
The EQA is expected to launch in Australia during the middle of 2021.
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